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(Almost) a scrounge

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Gark, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    This is funny (to me). Friends with a few acres texted my wife and said "we have 2 dead trees, does Gark want to fell them and bring home the wood?". They are within two miles of here, so now I'm interested. What kind of trees are they -what species? "Not sure, I'll ask my husband". They reply "some kind of pine". Ok I think.. pine is alright, so I inquire how big they are. "Christmas trees, about 8 ft. tall, maybe 3 or 4 inch diameter at the base". After saying no thank you but I appreciate your thinking of me, it hit me then... I am a wood snob.
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  2. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    No Problem, with that as long as your ahead of the game. You can pick and choose what and where you want to get wood.
  3. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Sometimes its just not worth your time, at least you have people looking out for you.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Fire starters for a good bon fire, both trees would burn fast & hot for 5 to10 minutes.
    Fun at night for the floating sparks.
    Good to pass on them, not many BTUs for a wood stove.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That certainly would not be worth the time or effort even if on your own place.
  6. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Gark, I smiled as I read your opening post.

    But we are not too lowly as to not burn pine in the first place, as is the discussion on this thread.

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